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Justin Forsett re-signs with Baltimore Ravens

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Justin Forsett's departure from the Baltimore Ravens didn't last long.

The running back was cut Saturday, but re-signed with the Ravens on Monday, the team announced.

Re-signing the running back has been alluded to since Forsett was released. The 30-year-old running back was set to make $3 million in 2016. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Forsett inked a two-year deal worth $6 million -- nearly identical to what was left on his previous deal. Rapoport adds if Forsett eclipses 2015's rush yards, he'll receive a $100,000 incentive.

By cutting Forsett, the Ravens were able to carry defensive lineman Carl Davis and safety Matt Elam on their initial 53-man roster. Both Davis and Elam were then put on injured reserve Monday, making them eligible for the one "designated to return" label in the middle of the season (if a player is placed on IR prior to being on the 53-man roster he becomes ineligible for the return designation).

Terrance West looked like Baltimore's best back this preseason and Javorius (Buck) Allen is set for the third-down role. With impressive rookie Kenneth Dixon currently injured, the Ravens still needed depth in the backfield, paving the way for Forsett's return.

Forsett made the Pro Bowl in 2014, his first with the Ravens, and could be in for a sizable role early in the season, at least until Dixon returns from injury.

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